March 2022

Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

Bridgerton, the hit Netflix series, is based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family.

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Scheduled events:
What's Past Is Present
Historical romance is one of the biggest subgenres of romance. Join blockbuster authors Beverly Jenkins and Julia Quinn in conversation about the elements of writing historical fiction with romance at its center, and what the future of the genre looks like.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Panelists: Beverly Jenkins, Julia Quinn
Moderator: Tenecia Phillips
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Tucson Medical Center

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